Rapid City, South Dakota 

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Population

72,841

+10.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.6%

Median Income

$46,392

Median Home Price

$208,000

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Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rapid City, while February and January are the least comfortable months.

Rapid City, SD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Attractive downtown
Nearby mountains
Cons
Harsh climate
Tourist impact
Isolation

What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area

Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: South Dakota
County: Pennington County
Metro Area: Rapid City Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Rapid City
Zip Codes: 57701 57702
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 2.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City jobs have increased by 2.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City's cost of living is 7.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rapid City's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Pennington county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rapid City's population is 72,841 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City is Real Estate: $208,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%.

SCHOOLS
Rapid City public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Rapid City. More Education



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Housing Market in Rapid City

It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 6.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rapid City is $208,000.

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Reviews for Rapid City   28 Reviews
update to previous post - 11/21/2020
I forgot to mention in my previous review, we spent quite a bit of time checking grocers in RC, esp organic and clean meats. There are 2 small locally owned organic... Read More

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small industrial city, Black Hills nearby - 11/21/2020
We visited RC June 2020 for a week for a possible move, have never lived there before, so don't have a comparison to previous times. We found plenty of restaurants (for... Read More

I nice city and area, but used to be better! - 10/24/2020
This used to be a most wonderful city, and in some ways still is, but it has really changed! I lived here for 4-years in the mid 1980s; admittedly this is not the best... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
57701 57702

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